Definition of malformed in English:


Syllabification: mal·formed
Pronunciation: /malˈfôrmd


  • 1(Of a person or part of the body) abnormally formed; misshapen: her ribs are malformed
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    • The thyroid gland, located in the neck, is sometimes malformed, or completely undeveloped.
    • Not surprisingly, offspring from clutches with no malformed young survived significantly better than offspring from clutches in which young were malformed.
    • Approximately 5,000 to 7,000 malformed infants were born to women who ingested thalidomide during pregnancy.
    deformed, misshapen, misproportioned, ill-proportioned, disfigured, distorted, crooked, contorted, twisted, warped; abnormal, grotesque, dysmorphic, monstrous
  • 1.1Not conforming to a standard type: malformed web pages
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    • The network checking fails to handle especially malformed network requests properly.
    • In December we reported how a malformed text message could crash older mobiles.
    • Application data is not considered, i.e., intentionally malformed packets are not necessarily noticed, assuming their IP headers can be read.

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